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Tether goals to lower industrial paper backing of USDT to zero

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The main stablecoin firm Tether is trying to finally eliminate industrial paper backing for its U.S. dollar-based stablecoin Tether (USDT).

Tether issued an official assertion on Wednesday to disclaim studies alleging that Tether’s industrial paper portfolio is 85% backed by Chinese or Asian industrial papers and is being traded at a 30% low cost.

The stablecoin agency known as such allegations “completely false,” reiterating that greater than 47% of whole USDT reserves are actually the “United States Treasuries.” In its newest assurance opinion issued in May, Tether reported that industrial paper makes up lower than 25% of USDT’s backing, amounting to round $21 billion as of March 31.

USDT’s backing asset breakdown. Source: Tether’s assurance opinion launched in May 2022

According to the most recent assertion, Tether has continued to scale back its present portfolio of economic paper, lowering its volumes to $11 billion. The agency expects to additional cut back it to $8.4 billion by the tip of June 2022, finally aiming to filter its industrial paper backing, the assertion reads:

“This will gradually decrease to zero without any incurrences of losses. All commercial papers are expiring and will be rolled into U.S. Treasuries with a short maturity.”

Tether additionally as soon as once more talked about the latest disaster of the Celsius lending platform, noting that Celsius place has been liquidated with no losses to Tether. “Tether has currently zero exposure to Celsius apart from a small investment made out of Tether equity in the company,” the agency mentioned.

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Tether additionally argued that studies suggesting that Tether has lending publicity to the crypto enterprise capital agency Three Arrows Capital are additionally “categorically false.”